Young Democratic Socialists Are a Little Late in the Game


The pamphlet described in an article by Zachary Petrizzo on Campus Reform reads like a smoking gun memo from a strategy that was implemented decades ago:

The Young Democratic Socialists of America organization is urging socialists to “take jobs as teachers” in order to exploit the “political, economic, and social potential the industry holds.”

“Why Socialists Should Become Teachers,” an 11-page pamphlet crafted jointly by YDSA and the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission, contends that education is “a strategic industry to organize,” and offers prospective socialist educators “a basic roadmap for how to get a job in education.”

Socialists enter education in government schools.  They get a high-paying job that is stable to the point of being just about permanent.  And they gain access to impressionable children whom they can indoctrinate.  As a bonus, part of their pay goes to labor unions, which cycle the taxpayer money back into activism and political donations.

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The synergies here are so obvious that the plan is already in effect and undermining our society.  But kids always have to feel like they’re coming up with radical ideas.

  • Say what

    “And they gain access to impressionable children whom they can indoctrinate.” As opposed to the religious schools that you advocate with supporting with tax dollars?

    • Justin Katz

      That is an odd response. The parallel would be if religious organizations were encouraging adherents to enter public schools in order to spread their beliefs among the children.

      If we had a system in which parents could use the funds allocated for their children to attend any school meeting some basic requirements, and if socialists wanted to set up their own schools, that would be perfectly fine, in my view.

      • Rhett Hardwick

        I have always understood that the Jesuits originated the phrase “give us the children and we will give you the world”. The reference being to the indoctrination of children. In any case, it is hardly a new problem. I suspect that the problem is as old as organized education. Observe Martin Luther’s problems as a student who recognized his education was indoctrination.